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: For Sixth Forms: Le Cinema Francais: 4: Tentatives

Four programmes presented in French.
BBC recording for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Film and Film Makers: 4: Editing and Sound

BBC recording for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.30)

: Natural History: Man and Nature: 4: North Wales

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni Aled Rhys Wiliam Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: New Materials

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Director: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Interval

: Consecration of Guildford Cathedral

See panel and page 38

: Wednesday Magazine

Topics to talk about, New things to see, People worth meeting.
Introduced by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Thumbelina

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
The story of a little girl who is so small that she can live in a flower and fly on a bee's back.
Last shown in March 1960


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: The Long Way Home: 6: The Frontier

The Escape the Germans Allowed
A serial in seven episodes
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
BBC recording
Last shown in May 1960


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Lieutenant Anson, R.N.V.R.: Barry Letts
Gaston Rondeur: Derek Francis
German Corporal: Alan Haywood
Heir Grosnitz: Patrick Cargill
Heir Bauer: Harvey Hall
Marie: Nanette Newman
Rene: Peter Hempson
Batiste: Douglas Blackwell
Jacques: Jon Curle
Captain Miller: James Sharkey
Caf proprietor: Peter Welch
Corbeau: John Ruddock
Cook: Edna Petrie
Gestapo Guard: Douglas Sheldon
Captain Gill: Nigel Arkwright

: Snapshot

A film magazine about people and animals from all over the world.
Sea-horses, a famous bird photographer, and a hamster are included in this edition.
Last shown in 1960


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Robert Beatty
Commentator: Barbara Mullen

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 8: Diana of the Ephesians

A serial in ten parts telling the story of the Acts of Christ's Apostles.
Last shown in December 1960
For full details see page 23


Aquila: Harold Scott
Priscilla: Berry Hardy
Demetrius: Douglas Blackwell
First man: Gordon Richardson
Second man: Bill Horsley
Aristarchus: David Spenser
Gaius: Robert Gillespie
Town Clerk: Brian Hankins
Alexander: John Scott
Eutychus: Diarmid Cammell

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Max Bygraves.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Max Bygraves
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Klondike: River of Gold

A film series.
Adventure in Yukon Territory during the dayis of the famous Gold Rush starring
Ralph Taeger as Mike Halliday.

Mike Halliday reveals the exact location of rich new gold deposits in the middle of Skagway. His motives could be suspect of course, since the deposits happen to be under Durain's saloon.


Mike Halliday: Ralph Taeger
Jeff Durain: James Coburn
Kathy O'Hara: Mari Blanchard
Goldie: Joi Lansing

: Sportsview

Introduced by David Coleman.
News-Action-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes:
Athletics-Cricket-Racing-Swimming and Golf


Presenter: David Coleman
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: It's a Square World

Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
Starring Michael Bentine
with Benny Lee, Frank Thornton, John Bluthal, Peter Reeves, Bruce Lacey.
The Square Seven directed by Ronnie Grainer


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musicians: The Square Seven
The Square Seven directed by: Ronnie Grainer
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: G.B. Lupino
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Benny Lee
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actor]: Bruce Lacey

: Eye on Research: 5: Machines of the Future

Trains travelling at 200 miles per hour without wheels
Conveyor belts of indefinite length driven without rollers
Metal-plates suspended in space
These are just a few of the possibilities that may result from the research featured in tonight's programme, when live outside broadcast cameras visit the Electrical Engineering Department of Manchester University.
Interviewer, Raymond Baxter
See page 37


Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Producer: Philip Daly

: The News

: Soft Lights and Sweet Music

A lullaby in rhythm sung for you by Carole Carr with the music of Dennis Wilson (piano), Martin Slavin (vibes), Dave Goldberg (guitar), Tim Bell (bass), Bobby Kevin (drums) and this week's guest, Humphrey Lyttelton.
BBC recording


Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Vibes: Martin Slavin
Guitarist: Dave Goldberg
Bass: Tim Bell
Drummer: Bobby Kevin
Trumpeter/guest: Humphrey Lyttelton
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: Consecration of Guildford Cathedral

in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family.
An edited recording of this afternoon's Service from Guildford.

10.15-10.45 It's My Opinion: a discussion programme from Frome.


Television Presentation (Consecration of Guildford Cathedral): Antony Craxton

: Viewpoint: Down in the Valley: 5: The Lagan

A series of filmed reports on aspects of church and community life in Britain.

An investigation into the Protestant sects of Belfast.
Introduced by John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide


Presenter: John Thompson
Film Cameraman: Ian Barrowman
Sound recordist: Frank Gallagher
Northern Ireland Film Unit Liaison: Robert Coulter
Northern Ireland Film Unit Liaison: Moore Wasson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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